A true owner-building experience

Dorothy and Henri Godsk built their own Paal home in the NSW Southern Highlands, achieving a beautiful result set among magnificent landscaped gardens.

“We first looked around and got lots of quotes. A friend had already built with Paal, so we spoke to Michael Christie and he was so helpful and friendly. Paal seemed to take away all our problems,” Dorothy recalled.

The couple found that they were easily able to amend Paal’s standard designs. They used the frontage of the Elizabeth and melded it onto another design, reducing the number of bedrooms from four to three.

“One of the good things about the kit was that we were free to choose our inclusions in the package. For example, we wanted our own style of bathroom.

“Henri supervised the building process and I was the labourer! He’s a boiler maker by trade, so knew what to do. The house came together very well, without problems,” she said.

The couple acknowledged the ongoing work of building a home only at weekends, but said it was a labour of love, thanks to Paal.

“The service was exceptional, the product excellent. We also found the price to be very good – and saved money by building ourselves,” Dorothy said. “Even after you’ve paid for everything, Paal still gives you professional assistance all the way. We were impressed. Our satisfaction in dealing with Paal just kept coming – unlike other organisations that we deal with from time to time.

“We found Paal helpful in every possible way, from the beginning to the end of our project. A thousand thanks for making it so good for us at a busy and hectic time of our life.”